Trent Reznor’s speech inducting The Cure into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year was one of that ceremony’s highlights, and he’s back this year not as a presenter but as the face of inductees Nine Inch Nails. Reznor and NIN entered the Rock Hall tonight via a pandemic-forced virtual ceremony, and you can watch Reznor’s short acceptance speech above.
Reznor makes a point of thanking the six fellow members inducted alongside him — Atticus Ross, Robin Finck, Chris Vrenna, Danny Lohner, Ilan Ruban and Alessandro Cortini — as well as a number of other “key players,” including Richard Patrick, Josh Freese and Jeordie White.
Nine Inch Nails were inducted by Iggy Pop, though the Rock Hall has not posted that video yet.
Reznor and Co. were inducted alongside Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex and The Doobie Brothers, as well as famed managers Jon Landau and Iriving Azoff.
This year’s induction was supposed to have been held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland on May 2, but that event was canceled like so much else this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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